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Forum topic by Scott posted 07-14-2017 11:13 AM 397 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott

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07-14-2017 11:13 AM

I notice on my last project that my router was starting to act up. It would start to stall out randonmly even when I wasn’t making a cut. Sometimes I’d turn the switch on and nothing would happen until I smacked the bottom of it. I checked the brushes on the motor and they were fine. I’m thinking something with the soft start mechanism might be broken? Any advise is greatly appreciated! The router is only a few years old and I haven’t used it much. I have another one of the same model and haven’t had any issues with it. Here is a video of it in its current state:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6dCdgfccv8&feature=youtu.be


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hairy

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#1 posted 07-14-2017 11:53 AM

Check the power cord. Blow it out with air. Clean the switch. Try all the easy things first.

-- My reality check bounced...

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dday

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#2 posted 07-14-2017 12:00 PM



Check the power cord. Blow it out with air. Clean the switch. Try all the easy things first.

- hairy

This…
You’d be utterly surprised how much crap gets sucked into those things….

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knotscott

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#3 posted 07-14-2017 12:16 PM

While you’re doing the easy stuff mentioned, see if you can check the brushes too.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Scott

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 11:19 PM

Well I feel stupid. I took it apart tonight and one of the switch wires came off its terminal post. She runs great now. Thanks everyone.

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 11:45 PM

Glad to hear it was something easy to fix.
Nice work!

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